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Friday 22nd August 2014

Last chance to snap up Switch On tickets

Last chance to snap up Switch On tickets
Description
The countdown is on to the big night – it's your last chance to snap up wristbands for the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On Festival Weekend. With just a week to go until the big weekend starring Peter Kay, Little Mix, Texas, Pixie Lott, Rebecca Ferguson, Atomic Kitten and many, many more, the Switch-On arena will soon starts its transformation to create a fantastic venue for what promises to be a weekend of world-class entertainment.
Date:
22 August 2014

Blackpool secondary schools in English rise

Blackpool secondary schools in English rise
Description
Blackpool's secondary school students are celebrating their GCSE results. Students at the town's eight schools have been receiving the rewards for their hard work over the last few years.
Date:
22 August 2014

Ride the Lights returns for 2014

Ride the Lights returns for 2014
Description
Ride the Lights is back on Blackpool Promenade on 26 August and is set to be as popular as ever.
Date:
22 August 2014
Thursday 21st August 2014

Avoid the hidden costs of home improvement

Avoid the hidden costs of home improvement
Description
Blackpool Council is reminding residents to check their waste is disposed of legally when using contractors. Failing to understand how your waste is disposed of will make you liable to be prosecuted if it is illegally dumped.
Date:
21 August 2014

Compassionate new service offers support to relatives at inquests

Compassionate new service offers support to relatives at inquests
Description
Blackpool and Fylde's coroner is appealing for volunteers to join a compassionate new service that will assist bereaved relatives through the process of an inquest.
Date:
21 August 2014
Wednesday 20th August 2014

Almost 200 jobs up for grabs at Year 11 careers fair

Almost 200 jobs up for grabs at Year 11 careers fair
Description
A Blackpool Council will encourage year 11 students who have just received their GCSEs to find jobs and apprenticeships with local training providers on Friday, ahead of the launch a large countrywide apprenticeship campaign. A total of 195 jobs will be up for grabs on Friday, as well as advice about careers, further education and training.
Date:
20 August 2014

Leader's Blog: Bargains galore for Blackpool residents

Leader's Blog: Bargains galore for Blackpool residents
Description
Cllr Simon Blackburn has posted his latest Leader's Blog. In it, Cllr Blackburn discusses the various bargains and free activities available to all Blackpool residents.
Date:
20 August 2014
Tuesday 19th August 2014

X-Factor champion and West End star added to Switch-On line-up

X-Factor champion and West End star added to Switch-On line-up
Description
X-Factor winner, Matt Cardle, is the latest star name to be confirmed for this year's Illuminations switch-on party.
Date:
19 August 2014

Piece of cake as Kelly gets started

Piece of cake as Kelly gets started
Description
A local mum's new baking company, Cake Tin Delights, has been set up with the help from Blackpool Council's Get Started team, which is part of the Start Up Lancashire project, supported by European Regional Development Fund.
Date:
19 August 2014
Monday 18th August 2014

Exciting audition for young dancers

Exciting audition for young dancers
Description
After a hugely successful first year, the Fylde Coast Youth Dance Company is now holding an audition to recruit new dancers for the next year.
Date:
18 August 2014
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